Chesapeake Eye Care to perform 20 cataract surgeries for neighbors in need

| September 14, 2016 | 0 Comments
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cec-logoChesapeake Eye Care and Laser Center is proud to participate in the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Foundation’s Operation Sight program. On October 24th and 25th, Dr. Maria Scott and Dr. Heather Nesti will be donating cataract surgeries to 20 area patients who lack private insurance and are ineligible for government care. Many poor Americans still fall outside the traditional safety nets. For uninsured or low-income patients, cataract surgery can be cost-prohibitive, at the ultimate price of their vision.

“Participating in Operation Sight allows us to give back to our community and help change the lives of 20 people who could not otherwise afford cataract surgery,” said Dr. Maria Scott, Founder, Cataract and Refractive Surgeon, Chesapeake Eye Care and Laser Center.

Vision loss from a cataract has tremendous impact on those living in poverty. The economic and cultural stigmas associated with poor vision greatly limits employment and educational opportunities. And when family members of the visually impaired become caretakers, their economic future is also jeopardized.

“Vision loss affects more than just the individual patient.   By partnering with Operation Sight and offering this service, we are enabling many to receive treatment that results in a positive impact for everyone,” said Dr. Heather Nesti, Glaucoma and Cataract Surgeon, Chesapeake Eye Care and Laser Center.

Chesapeake Eye Care is proud to work with many area community organizations to serve prospective candidates for this program. “Anne Arundel Medical Center’s Community Health Clinics are committed to partnering with caregivers to bring better health and wellness to the community we serve. The donation of cataract surgeries will greatly improve the quality of life of community members in need, and we are proud to partner in this endeavor,” said Dr. Scott Eden, Medical Director, AAMC Community Clinics.

With a reputation for excellence, Dr. Maria Scott and Dr. Heather Nesti are two of the most respected cataract surgeons in our area. Dedicated to providing the most advanced, proven technology to yield the best possible outcomes, Drs. Scott and Nesti have been the trusted choice of countless patients and medical professionals in our community. Their passion to improve each patient’s quality of life is evident throughout every aspect of the practice. Working in state-of-the-art facilities with a private, Medicare-certified surgical facility, provides the ideal setting and convenience for their surgical patients. Working with Anesthesia Company, LLC, Chesapeake Eye Care and Laser Center is able to offer the best anesthetic service to ensure the most comfort for our patients. We are grateful that Anesthesia Company, LLC is part of our team for the Operation Sight program.

TO SEE IF YOU QUALIFY FOR THIS PROGRAM, PLEASE CALL CHESAPEAKE EYE CARE AND LASER CENTER AT 443.433.4077

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